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In our digital world, disasters that affect our data and applications are a given. Whether it’s a deleted file, a ransomware attack, or a large scale natural disaster, there are constant threats to IT infrastructure and the businesses that depends on them. But you can minimize the impact of an outage by making a disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan.

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

The best disaster recovery plan will evaluate risks and set goals upfront. For help, you may want to start with a disaster recovery plan template. The scope of effective Disaster Recovery planning also includes a business continuity plan—you want critical business operations to continue for your users and customers while key players in IT address the disaster event. For your disaster recovery plan, start with a business impact and risk analysis and analysis. In your analysis, consider geographical and infrastructure risk factors, such as if you have a single site or multiple sites, if you use cloud backup, and if your IT employees would likely be able to access the data center in event of natural disaster.

For business continuity planning, make a list of mission-critical operations, and then determine what applications, data, user access, or equipment are necessary to support those functions. Understand the cost of downtime and then determine your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) for each function. An RTO defines the target amount of time an application or operation can be offline without an unacceptable business impact, and is usually measured in hours, minutes, or seconds. Next determine the Recovery Point Objective (RPO), defined as the point in time to which the application must be recovered. Another way to think of RPO is to understand how much data your business can afford to lose. Then, consider what Service Level Agreements (SLAs) have been promised to your executives, users, or other stakeholders. Knowing these risks and goals will speed up the planning process and ensure your disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan meets your organization’s needs.

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